After spending hours studying for a history exam, Christina Johnson pulls out her laptop and enters back into the life of a 15-year-old nurse-turned-pirate. She has 500 words to write, a task she’s been looking forward to all night.
Over the past 15 years, Michelle Rivera helps hundreds of students passing through UT’s Counseling and Mental Health Center keep their appointments, prescriptions and paperwork straight — honing her skills as an organizational queen.
At 15, Tomas had run away from his family, become a child soldier and was living in a home for former combatants in Columbia. His life would’ve been almost unbelievable to anyone who heard his story if no one had been there to document it.